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in the past seven years over three million homes destroyed. and eleven million people displaced. syrians made homeless by war share their stories. in the ruins of a dream at this time on al-jazeera. a potential new problem for donald trump after revelations the fired former f.b.i. deputy director kept notes of the conversation. this is. also coming up turkish forces and their allies begin the final phase of
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their offensive against the northern syrian city of a free. world health organization rolls out a mass vaccination program as a defender outbreak takes hold in yemen. and a new debate to facebook and after revelations that data on users found its way to political the search for. the political storm surrounding the firing of a senior f.b.i. official is gathering momentum in the u.s. media there are reporting that mccabe kept personal memos on his interactions with president donald trump and that those documents are now with a special counsel investigating the campaign's ties with russia f.b.i. director james comey has also issued a direct warning to donald trump tweeting the american people will hear my story very soon and they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not back
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criticizing the media for its apparent sympathy for mccabe but also saying komi knew all about the lies and leaks of the f.b.i. and has more from washington d.c. . the various sources have said that mccabe's contemporaneous notes and memos are now in the possession of the special counsel robert muller and presumably as indicated by mccabe's comments and reaction to his firing that they could corroborate james cole music out of his interactions with the fired f.b.i. director james comey who himself has just or recently emailed in his reaction to tweeted his reaction saying the american people will have my story very soon and they can judge for themselves who is honorable and who is not mccomb account is being highly touted in advance of his of his book which is due to come out
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under high secrecy guarantees or about months from now and i believe that they've been advanced the publication date from that well lawrence korb is a former assistant secretary of defense he says there are unprecedented levels of tension between the white house and the f.b.i. . the fact that you buy a direct and ironically it was called a coming out a week before the election and reopening the investigation into secretary clinton's e-mails that really slung the election to trump because before that secretary clinton had been a little bit ahead and then he fires sam the cost of the fact that he didn't want him to investigate the collusion when in fact that the f.b.i. had to do that given all of the evidence that they have about what russia was trying to do with the election i think if they tried to quash to a smaller investigation it would be like when you nixon fired his special
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prosecutor i think even the republicans would rebel against that and that would cause an awful lot of problems for president trump because lawlor is a republican he has been appointed by republicans to office so it's not a partisan question. turkish forces have begun their advance inside the northern syrian city of a freend following weeks of fighting it's one of two major battles at opposite ends of the country which have displaced tens of thousands of people civilians have been streaming out of territory in a free and held by kurdish y p g fighters as turkish forces and their syrian allies fight their way into the city in southern syria near the capital damascus thousands of left rebel held areas of eastern ghouta over the past day more than one hundred people have been killed in strikes by government and russian forces in the past forty eight hours but they've captured two more towns and then out of control about eighty percent of eastern point from the turkey syria border is under simmons.
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anywhere else in the world they'd be running for their lives but this is syria it's a slow procession the body language of mental exhaustion and fear they may not know what lies ahead of them they've only been able to bring what they can carry but they feel there's no other option but to leave eastern ghouta. the command of the syrian army urges all civilians to leave the areas under control of the extremist organizations through the safe corridor we affirm that we will continue to fulfill our national and constitutional duty to defend the nation until the return of security and stability throughout the country there is no united nations operation here and you'd be mistaken to expect a full ceasefire not far away reports of airstrikes killing more civilians one of several districts zamalka hit again on friday activists had reported incendiary
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bombing which russia had denied the head of the main syrian opposition group criticize the un for failing to protect people. from alone we hold the united nations and the security council directly responsible for being silent around these crimes and for failing to take action to prevent these crimes but let us know. forget that the syrian regime holds direct responsibility for these crimes along with the countries that continue to stand by it airstrikes are known to often coincide with such operations to evacuate civilians the opposition say it's a deliberate ploy to cause more terror and the syrian observatory for human rights says at least thirty civilians died as they attempted to fleeced and good on saturday in a separate battle civilians caught between the kurdish white b.g. and the turkish backed free syrian army fighting in a fringe had been leaving in larger numbers and the turkish military denied
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attacking the city hospital killing sixteen people on friday it said these pictures were taken on saturday morning showing the building unscathed but the syrian observatory for human rights had shown video that the damage building it claims is the hospital has f.s.a. fighters took control of a prison and turkish forces maneuvered the un born dick was deeply alarmed by reports of civilian deaths and it was also concerned about reports of kurdish fighters using civilians as human shields and drew simmons al jazeera killers on the turkish syrian border who the rebels in yemen say they'd be prepared to hold talks with saudi arabia to end the three year war they've been reports they've met in secret but both sides are denying this was led to the world's worst humanitarian crisis with more than twenty two million people needing food medicines and other aid the world health organization says a diphtheria outbreak in yemen is spreading rapidly about thirteen hundred people
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have been infected and more than seventy have died since the disease was first detected six months ago and a host of reports. children and desperate parents from a disorganized queue at this medical clinic and some are lining up for potential lifesaving vaccination against that area local health workers are enforcing the world health organization must bax a nation program to counter the rapid spread of the disease across the country they've inoculated over two and a half million children aged between six weeks and fifteen years old there's been a diff the outbreak in yemen since late last year and there are now almost thirteen hundred cases of to syria including more than seventy deaths most governorates most areas of the amman have been affected by this to syria outbreak dip there is a serious bacterial infection that affects the mucous membranes of the throat and nose once infected toxins are released and spread through the bloodstream causing
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the thick gray coated to the nose throat tongue and blocks ways eighty percent of the sufferers a children and young adults under twenty five years old dip there is common in many developing countries where sanitation is lacking. these facilities here a basic yemen's health system has almost collapsed after nearly three years of war most workers have not been paid this year barely fifty percent of all health facilities are functioning there's also a devastating cholera outbreak diphtheria outbreak and a cholera outbreak but symptoms of a failing health system because people are not that's in asia because they do not have access to safe water because their sanitation has been ruined by war all of these are symptoms of a collapsed hell system and this is in truth due to the war and this will only improve once there is peace. peace looks a long way off yemen is engulfed in a war between government forces helped by saudi led coalition against iranian
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backed who theory rebels as the conflict continues so does the suffering of millions of yemenis trapped in a situation the u.n. has called the world's largest humanitarian crisis. british prime minister to reason may says she's considering the next steps after moscow announced it would expel twenty three british diplomats that moves in response to the same number of its own diplomats being ordered to leave the u.k. well the diplomatic action follows britain's accusation that the kremlin is behind a nerve agent attack on a former russian double agent and his daughter jonah hill reports from moscow. after days of waiting it took nearly ten minutes for british ambassador laurie bristow to be handed russia's written response we gave russia the opportunity to explain healthy material to salzburg and we asked russia to declare that material that particular teach the organization the production of chemical weapons russia did neither therefore we announced certain steps russia today has informed me off
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the steps that russia will be taking in response to that. the decision to remove twenty three british diplomats from russia mirrored u.k. prime minister to resign may's own statement on wednesday expelling twenty three russian diplomats from london the countermeasures didn't stop with the expulsion of british diplomats from the embassy here they were as well what the russians would call asymmetrical measures to match to reason may's promise of looking more closely at the sources of russian money in the u.k. so britain's diplomatic presence in russia will be further reduced by the closure of its consulate in st petersburg russia second city and the operations of the government funded british council will cease a charity that promotes british culture abroad the russian government has long suspected it of being a cover for british intelligence it is though what in diplomatic speak might be described as a measured response what seems there russia does not want to escalate the fresh
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wanted to ask a way then the response to british. being the even more severe way with the americans they could exploit more they could cripple actually the british mission and moscow right we russia is sending a message of let's call it the day rhetoric and ten years but no more serious action in london theresa may chose to double down russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter the attempted assassination of two people on british soil. for which there is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian state was culpable the british government may be emboldened by a show of support from allies like france and germany along with new sanctions aimed at russia by the united states russia meanwhile may be looking for ways to calm things down jonah whole al-jazeera moscow meanwhile u.k.
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police have contacted several russian exiles with concerns over their safety following the murder of a prominent businessman like i discovered was found dead in his home in london last monday the barker reports. the murder investigation into the death of nicholai glitched coffee is well underway he was body was found here at his home in south west london on monday with what police described as compression wounds to his neck he was due to appear in court earlier on monday to answer a longstanding allegations of fraud that had been brought against him by his former employer russia's national airline araf lot where he'd previously worked as the company's chief financial officer he'd been given political asylum here in the u.k. in two thousand and ten after previously serving a five year prison sentence in russia for financial irregularities police are also undoubtedly going to be looking at his links to the russian oligarch boris berezovsky who was a staunch critic of the kremlin and of blood he may have putin he was found dead in
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mysterious circumstances in two thousand and thirteen and bush cough his friend and business partner always believed that bearers of ski had been murdered police and the british national domestic intelligence service m i five five are now said to be looking at previous cases of other russian exiles here in the u.k. that have died in mysterious circumstances they're said to be reexamining a number of cases including that of the death of boris berezovsky police here though are not linking the death here to the poisoning of say gay and yulia scripts and songs be just under two weeks ago on that case the british prime minister believed that it was in her eyes and equivocally the russian state that was behind the poisoning whereas shortly after the poisoning she'd insinuated that
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possibly a nerve agent manufactured by the state could have got out of the hands of the russian government but now she's focusing her attention directly on the russian government blaming them for that poisoning the investigation there and solsbury continues. polls have opened in russia's presidential election which is widely expected to have a vote in that putin a fourth term in office and that means leave the country for the next six years and according to russia's constitution this is the last time he can serve but it's unclear who will emerge to replace him laurence leamer reports from moscow. whatever you think of him there's no denying that a lot of mir putin has made russia important again and here he was in two thousand and four winning a second term as president against a field as hopeless as the one this year but then russia's opinion on world affairs didn't count for much but as he said during this campaign people listening now will need a ship has been designed to guarantee a cue to new direction for russia down a very definite making sure there is
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a voice in the world as loud as that of the united states at home he said myra say his achievements bill enormous. when putin came to power it was hard for us to understand that in our government american advisers are working why were they telling us what to do nobody was talking to russia about solving global problems our country is putin's life and therefore russia's life is our president actions which in recent years made russia's presence felt have been utterly polarizing the annexation of crimea through turning the syrian war to the advantage of the asset regime cost russia heavily putin never look comfortable at g eight meetings at the best of times now russia is alps western sanctions and the total mismanagement of russia's oil and gas wealth left most of the world's biggest country impoverished while a small clique in moscow grabs the money. it is striking how putin's popularity is
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very often at his strongest in places which has seen almost no material benefits from his nearly twenty years in power it only goes to show how potent identity politics and nationalism can be and they remain putin strongest cards. and so the people who run russia are coming up against a problem putin is presented as the only man to keep russia great but after this time is time supposed to be up so what who comes next yes if you had a reporter and you called on you would already forty one option is that after twenty twenty four he changes the constitution as they did in kazakhstan and china and he stays on as long as he is capable or in the next two or three years he will pass power on to someone acceptable usual unless he decides to stay on forever putin will have to use this last term to cement a legacy if you look at it it will lead heavily towards militarism and even greater hostility to the west it is after all what putin does best hoarsely al-jazeera
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moscow let's also to come here now to syria including the push for change in nigeria at next year's presidential election. draining a precious resource why one of the india's busiest cities could soon run out of water mama stay with us. by the springtime flowers of a mountain lake. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. hello their rain is now gathering over some parts of southeastern china you can see it very clearly on the charts this huge mass of blue here it's all our heavy rain and it's gradually sinking its way southward as it does so it is dragging down the temperatures a bit so for shanghai on monday i don't think we'll get above around fourteen or fifteen degrees so a bit cooler than it has been recently and we had a bit further towards the south and for many of us here this fine dry weather to be
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found just a handful of showers there over parts of the philippines the wetter weather has really been here over the southern parts of borneo and into java but even here it looks like the what weather is breaking up over the next few days so see if sunday it will be rather wet but then the showers break up more and more of us will see some drawing weather over towards india and here the wettest weather has been in the south you see this bright white area of cloud certainly given us some lively downpours the rest of it is edging away towards the east so i think this east coast will be more or less dry as we head through sunday and monday but still those showers lingering in the southern part so shine i could catch one or two elsewhere it looks like is just getting pretty hot now with poor her there around thirty six degrees force in new delhi will be up thirty four towards the west here in doha and all the wind will make sure it's too hot it's twenty eight. the weather sponsored by qatar and peace. in syria thousands have disappeared without
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a trace. forcibly taken from the family where the most terrible thing to syria is to be. this has been the invisible weapon of the syrian dictatorship for more than sometimes a call to compete better to god continue to be surely to the new culture of. the disappeared of syria but this time on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder of our top stories here this hour the political storm surrounding the firing of an f.b.i. official is gathering momentum in the u.s. media reporting that under mccabe memos on his interactions with president trump
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and those documents are now with the special counsel investigating ties to russia. thousands of people are fleeing afraid in northern syria as turkish forces begin their advance inside the city it's the latest phase two months of to push out kurdish fighters in turkey regards as terrorists. and polls have opened in russia's presidential election which is widely expected that amid putin his fourth term in office not means he the country for the next six years. social media giant facebook has banned the company linked to both donald trump's campaign and the probe brags that bush the data analysis firm cambridge analytical has been suspended for failing to delete information from about two hundred seventy thousand users who downloaded a personality app called this is your digital life the company's accused of harvesting the data without authorization in twenty fourteen to build a software program to influence choices in the u.s. election. well annalisa marilee's
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a reporter for news website course in new york she explains how it happened what they did is they used data that was collected by an out of personality test so it's very personal data and they harvest it if it's first of all it's not just the date of the people who don't loaded the op which was about two hundred seventy thousand but it's there all of their friends on facebook and all of the people here who's sort of security setting would allow the data to be accessed by dia as it is up and been transferred to cambridge analytic and they had been you know sort of looking at it it's actually pretty sinister the way that the whistleblower who spoke about it described it is like sort of like x. and sees x. the thing people. you know say like their private and personal concerns about the election and so you know it's far deeper and it's far more personal than you know a simple opinion poll not to mention it's not all right at least sixteen refugees
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including six children of drowned off the boat capsized in greek waters it happened near the island of fantasy in the turkish coast greek authorities believe twenty two people were on board the wooden boat and are still searching for those missing it's not known where the migrants were from. nigeria has the largest economy and population in africa but many hearts of its people still live in poverty three years after the voting in muhammad about president many nigerians say very little has changed well now a year before the next election they're demanding action mom involve reports in the capital of bhutto. the next election is not until february next year but the nigerians are ordered to debate the campaign messages inspired newspaper headlines and opinion columns. at opposition headquarters the faces of potential rival candidates to president mohammed are on show their subtle east one confirmed challenger in september a sovereign state governor announced his decision to stand in two thousand and
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nineteen others including some within the ruling party are impatient to know if he will seek reelection that those who have a space ship whether he wants the presidential to make his position known is not going to roam. free to record my mind where he's going to iran then i will have to tell myself it is physically formidable challenger or i'll have to source. last week twenty state governors meeting within president biharis ruling party the all progressives congress or a.p.c. and lost him as a candidate for the two thousand and one thousand photos that move along with a decision to postpone internal party elections until after the presidential vote is angering some they fear it's a way for the president to secure his power base within the party and marginalize potential rivals it's locals to tional and some of the party members of already going to court so you're throwing the party into crisis already to retain power
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through the back. it's undemocratic and there will be close a casus nigerians say that when they elected president rouhani in twenty fifteen they look to him for the same old stuff leader for the country the one nine hundred eighty s. they expected him to end corruption in security and fix the economy and now many of them say he has failed to meet their expectations not his supporters of course who still see in him the savior of nigeria you look at the actual moment of deciding restrictions on their leadership will present already in less than three years or three years. you have no choice than to indulge in physical terms for anybody to think you will talk about and they're going to they're not is out to get it you can't dictate to him this question right for this administration i don't want to begin to chip minuscule bit and into corruption. go but is fighting corruption
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absolutely no alleged corruption in their own government and they are pretty i do not believe this to get it and if you look at the living condition of nigerians today is wow was that what it was three years ago so on account of that is going to be difficult for nigerians to relive was a moment where they really first recently behind his government announced what it said was the end of boko haram fighters for many nigerians that's hard to believe the abduction of one hundred ten schoolgirls in the north east in february has challenge that claim and prompted questions about how much progress has been made against armed groups mohammed fun and busier in nigeria fears of a rigged election have triggered protests across venezuela and to government activists have rallied in the capital caracas and twenty three other states the vote in may is largely being boycotted by the opposition president nicolas maduro has denied the election will be undemocratic. now a bid by
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a stranger in lawyers to prosecute me and miles de facto leader for crimes against humanity has been rejected on science to cheese in sydney for three days of talks with southeast asian leaders visit spot protests over me and most treatment of its muslim or hindu in the seven hundred thousand that fled to neighboring bangladesh because of a military crackdown but a strain is attorney general says suchi cannot be prosecuted because he has diplomatic immunity. a small passenger plane has crashed into a house in the philippines killing ten people it happened shortly after takeoff north of the capital manila five people on board died as well as five others on the ground. one of the world's fastest growing cities is now running out of water bangalore is a hub of technology but it's going dry as a result of urban growth neglect and unpredictable rainfall cantelupe as a do it has more. bangalore is the epi center of india's high tech industry it's
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even nicknamed silicon valley despite all its advances in cutting edge technology it's facing a major problem water or rather the lack of it in there if you go bang a little bit out of what this is this is the main point of this and then if anything this that is going to make it collapse it will be because of the war that the city's population has doubled over the last fifteen years to more than ten million as young i.t. workers arrive to take up high tech jobs but about half of them have to rely on tankers for their water supply i would say this is because of unplanned that but a nation that has happened in the bando landscape sold a senseless irresponsible ad but there is a ship bangalore's dry fields are replacing what was once fertile and profitable land farming is now on luxury and fewer crops mean higher prices at local markets. it's also a challenge elsewhere in india thousands of farmers marched to mumbai recently
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demanding more access to land and financial help from the government india is not alone inadequate supplies of water have become an international problem cape town in south africa has its own crisis to deal with after a three year drought the city is predicted to reach a day zero in early july when its water supplying reservoir sink below thirteen percent of capacity in india the supreme court is now involved last month that allowed for a new river sharing arrangement for the indian state of karnataka of which bangalore is the capital and the price is. more the call as if not a. looming problem which is one of. that really the most force almost everyone holds to pick up measures naked in order harvesting and water conservation measures it's hoped the warnings are now being treated seriously enough that action can be taken to preserve water and keep it flowing. al jazeera
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and that those documents are now with a special counsel investigating ties with russia thousands of people are fleeing a frame in northern syria as turkish forces begin their advance inside the city is the latest phase in a two month offensive to push out kurdish fighters with turkey regards as terrorists in southern syria near the capital damascus thousands of left rebel held areas in eastern guta for the past day more than one hundred people have been killed in strikes by government and russian forces in the past forty eight hours they've captured two more towns and are now in control of eighty percent of eastern bluto. the world health organization is racing to vaccinate people in yemen against a rapidly spreading diphtheria outbreak about thirteen hundred people have been infected and more than seventy have died since the disease was first detected six months ago a three year civil war has led to the collapse of yemen's health system. british prime minister to resign may says she's considering the next steps up to moscow announced it would expel twenty three british diplomats it's in response to the
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same number of russian diplomats being ordered to leave the u.k. the diplomatic action follows britain's accusation the kremlin is behind the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter. in law is of their previous behavior we anticipated a response of this kind and we will consider our next steps in the coming days alongside our allies and partners but russia's response doesn't change the facts of the matter the attempted assassination of two people on british soil for which there is no alternative conclusion other than that the russian state was culpable in polls opened in russia's presidential election which is widely expected to have invited me to putin his fourth term in office that means he leave the country for the next six years according to russia's constitution this is the last he can serve but it's unclear who will emerge to replace him but those are the
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headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story stage and thanks so much of my fam. the national home of the jewish people that's what a controversial bill that's being fost track through israel's parliament wants to achieve but where does that leave millions of his ready palestinians what will be the regional fall out this is inside story.

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